image: The Anglican Church of Canada's map of Canadian dioceses and provinces, from anglican.ca (modified to highlight the Diocese of Ottawa)
In the week of 21 May 2023 we pray for The Rt. Rev. Shane Parker, Bishop, and the people and clergy of the Diocese of Ottawa.
In the ACC/ELCIC Cycle of Prayer this week, we also pray for The Anglican (Episcopal) Diocese of Jerusalem [more about], The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land, and for peace in the Middle East.
The Anglican Diocese of Ottawa, formerly a part of the Diocese of Ontario, was incorporated in 1896. Geographically, it "straddles the Ottawa River and includes the eastern counties of Ontario and the western counties of Quebec. The Diocese includes a mix of large urban and small rural farming and forestry communities." [source and brief history]
" Most of the Diocese is on the unceded territory of the Algonquin Anishnaabeg people... In the southern area of the diocese, it is the traditional territory of the Audenosaunee (Iroquois), Mohawk, Haudenosaunee (St Lawrence Iroquois), [and] Huron-Wendat." [source] more about territorial acknowledgements, reconciliation and Indigenous Minstries here
The diocesan cathedral of Christ Church in Ottawa was built in 1873, though the congregation was established in the 1830s and the first building constructed in the 1840s. It became the cathedral of the newly formed Diocese of Ottawa in 1897. [more]
The diocesan newspaper is Crosstalk and there's also the biweekly Diocesan E-News